oTENTik – Comfortable and Convenient Camping
This summer, Parks Canada is making your camping experience in Banff National Park easier!
Where to Camp | Rules & Regulations | Bear Safety
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|TwoJack Lakeside oTENTik July 15 -
Aug 5-Sept 17
What is oTENTik?
oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. This water resistant accommodation is built to withstand diverse weather conditions and no set-up is required by campers.
- Lake front sites with a lake facing outdoor deck presents an ideal location for morning coffee and relaxation
- A 19 x 24 ft wide tent provides plenty of room for families or groups of friends
- A sleeping area for up to six accommodates two-queen sized and one double-sized bed with high density foam mattresses for a restful night’s sleep
- A spacious living room, with a table and chairs for six, offers a great activity area for inclement weather
- Easy to use heater ensures extra warmth for cool mountain nights
- Lighting and electrical outlets adds the convenience of night time reading, playing cards and games
- An outdoor fire pit and a Weber BBQ guarantees the tradition of camp-style cooking
- Under-the-bed storage gives extra space for outdoor gear
- Bear proof lockers and storage bins keeps food away from wildlife, see Bear Safety
- Windows that unzip, mosquito screens, and a fibreglass door with a lock permits fresh air movement and locks the tent
How to book:
July 15 - August 4:
- oTENTiks will be available on a first-come, first served basis to those without a reservation at the Two Jack Lakeside Campground kiosk
August 5 - September 17:
- oTENTiks can be reserved by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Based on occupancy, oTENTiks will be available on a first-come, first served basis to those without a reservation at the Two Jack Lakeside Kiosk
Parks Canada will respond to requests for oTENTik bookings within 72 hours of receipt of request from Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 4:30.
Upon arrival at the Two Jack Lakeside Campground kiosk: A Parks Canada staff member will welcome and orient guests to the oTENTik camping experience.
$120/night (includes GST). A minimum two night stay is required for reservations. One night stays are available to those without a reservation.
What to bring:
Bedding and/or sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, deck chairs, camping stove, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, towels, flashlight, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, food, drinks, water containers, an axe, matches or lighter and a dining tent. Rentals for kitchen supplies such as pots, pans and cutlery can be arranged through the following local supplier:
Bactrax - (For rental of equipment only)
Special requirements in a national park:
- To prevent wildlife incidents, no food preparation, food or drink storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. Store all food and related items in the bear proof lockers.
- Smoking is not permitted within the tents.
- Pets are not permitted within the tents.
About Two Jack Lakeside Campground:
It is rumored that the lake’s name was the outcome of a poker game lost by the first park superintendent, George Stewart. But the real bet on this lake is that it’s the best campground in the park for stunning views of the majestic mountain ranges. Located 15 minutes from the Town of Banff and close to Lake Minnewanka, this rustic campground is beautifully situated on the intimate shores of Two Jack Lake. The ten oTENTiks will be located in the north section of the campground clustered together and embraced by Douglas fir, white spruce and pine trees.